Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesThe Cash Money crew has decided to follow in the footsteps of their West Coast brothers, N.W.A. by putting their rise to fame on the big screen. Cash Money co-founders, Bryan “Baby” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams are developing a biopic to document the label’s journey from the NOLA projects to rap superstardom.
The brothers announced their upcoming project during a speaking engagement at Brooklyn Law School in New York. In a interview with XXL, Birdman revealed that a script is in the works and he was inspired by last year’s N.W.A blockbuster, Strait Outta Compton.
“I think that Dr. Dre and Ice Cube…I think they are geniuses for what they have done and accomplished,” said Baby. “For them to do that and to make it trend-setting, they opened doors for us. And I just think that what we have is way more special, because we’re in modern times.”
Baby expressed his excitement about the project saying, “I’m excited about the script. That’s something I really, really wanted to do.”
Cash Money Records is known as one of the most successful hip-hop labels in history, with more than 500 million singles sold under the imprint.
Although they haven’t disclosed a timetable for the biopic, Baby did confirm a script’s already underway. In addition to film, Birdman announced on his Instagram that he’s gearing up for two new albums this summer: his solo project, Ms. Gladys, and a Rich Gang 2 compilation.
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